With the ongoing pressures of standards and accountability, it’s tough to find time to develop technology-enhanced learning environments. This workshop focuses on effective, efficient, and appealing technology applications in teaching and learning. Because most educators don’t have access to expensive programs and software, the workshop will explore free and inexpensive technology options.
Feel free to return to this page during the workshop to share more favorite resources.
We'll explore dozens of ways to integrate technology into practical, standards-based projects along with everyday activities. We’ll examine the popular new technologies along with reintroducing the most effective and efficient tools and resources from the past. Emphasis will be placed on realistic, time-saving approaches to maximize impact and learning across grade levels and subject areas.
Rather than developing everything from scratch explore teacher websites, blogs, and resources for ideas to get you started. Use the work of others as inspiration:
- All Grades
- Web English Teacher by Carla Beard
- Elementary/Middle School Teacher Pages
- Subject Areas
- Business Education - Tonya Skinner
- English - Ms. Hogue's Online English Resources and Mr. Turtola
- English, ESL, ELL, ESL, and Social Studies - Larry Ferlazzo and Larry Ferlazzo Blog
- History - Dan McDowell's A History Teacher
- Industrial Arts - Wisdom of the Hands, Shop Teacher Bob
- Math - Mr. Kuropatwa's Classes (Applied Math 40S - W07 , PreCalc 20S - F06, PreCalc 30S - F06, PreCal 40S - F06, W06, W07, APCalc AB - W07, Calc 45S - S06)
- Science - Steve Spangler, A Difference, Miss Baker’s Biology Blog
- School Library - Joyce Valenza, Blue Skunk Blog, West Hampton Beach Elementary School Library
- Technology - The Edublogger, 2 Cents Worth, Mrs. Silverman's WebFolio
- Shmoop - Great teaching resources
Explore the websites of professional organizations. You don't need to be a member to gain much of the benefit. For an example, go to American Alliance for Health, Physcial Educational, Recreation and Dance.
Explore websites associated with government agencies. They often have a section specifically designed for educators. For instance, go to CDC.
Explore well-known websites in-depth such as PBS. Search for content-specific resources such as Art.
Explore the Edublog award winner blogs.
Search Google Groups and Yahoo Groups for ideas. Check out the Google Group Teacher Center.
Do a search a Google Blog search for teacher blogs. Search for music teachers and find blgos such as Music Technology in Education. This will lead to other ideas such as the FAM School of Rock wiki.
Also, explore national organizations and popular topical website such as PE Central.